thebrensons Of Isidor’s and Clara’s four children–Ruth, Ellen, Theo, and Robby, only one–Theo–survived the war, as he was not living in Latvia at the time.


Ellen Brenson (1896-1941)

Ruth’s sister Ellen, an orthopedic physician; her husband, Yakov Meltzer, a pianist; and their son Anatol (6 yrs. old). All three were killed by the Germans in Nazi-occupied Latvia.

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 Ruth Brenson(1885-1941)

Born in Yelgava, Latvia. While temporarily staying in Moscow she met Stephan Kossman, whom she married around 1910. She had two children: Nora (b. 1911) and Leonid (b.1915). Ruth was killed in Riga by the Nazis.